KENYA, May 31 (FAM) – The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on Tuesday signed an operations, maintenance and service agreement for the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railways (SGR).

KR Managing Director Atanas Maina told a media briefing in Mombasa that under the deal, CRBC will from Wednesday take over as operator of the 480 km SGR. “CBRC’s key functions, will be to run the railway system in accordance with schedule of the agreement with KR and also to undertake maintenance of the equipment and rail tracks to ensure that they are maintained in accordance with the prescribed manuals as well as the best global industry standards.”